Previewing Canada's WJC team
December, 24, 2013
By Corey Pronman | ESPN Insider
Richard Wolowicz/Getty ImagesIf healthy, Team Canada's Jonathan Drouin may be the best player on the ice at the WJCs.
With the IIHF World Junior Championships fast approaching, we continue our breakdown of the top teams with a look at the prospects who comprise Team Canada's tournament roster.
As with the breakdown of Team USA already posted, these notes are based on personal viewings and discussions with scouts, and each drafted player is listed with his NHL club. Prospects who are draft eligible are noted as such.
Josh Anderson, RW, Columbus Blue Jackets
Anderson is a prospect who has developed very well over the past two seasons. "When he was drafted I thought he was a potential depth guy, but now he looks like a potential top-nine NHL forward," said one NHL source. Anderson is a very strong winger who plays a fast, physical brand of hockey. He isn't overly skilled, but has enough offensive instincts to get involved in the play.